Master of Professional Practice

Get the opportunity to study and complete your Masters. Study 18 months full-time or up to five years part-time, the choose is yours. Lead practice at an advanced level while working with a diverse range of people. You’ll become an effective leader of inter-professional teams.

Programme outline

The Master of Professional Practice is a 180 credit, Level 9 qualification which can be completed by either a thesis, a praxis research project or a professional practice project.* You will:

  • Advance your skills in health and social practice
  • Choose an interdisciplinary qualification
  • Focus on diversity, inter-professionalism, education and leadership
  • Apply your study and research to what you’re already doing
  • Study anywhere in New Zealand - most of your study will be online


Entry requirements

Domestic students

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a ‘B’ grade average at Level 7 and evidence of relevant practice in a related professional field

Special entry may be granted to an applicant who does not meet all entry criteria, provided the Head of School is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the course of study.

*Domestic fee displayed is for 18-months, or 1.5 years of study (equivalent to 180 credits) but is subject to annual fee increases.

International Students

IELTS 6.5 Academic, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent 

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 18-months, or 1.5 years of study (equivalent to 180 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

How to apply

You can apply through the online application form. However, before you start your application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

  • Completed Course Selection Sheet 
  • Verified ID

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia 

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